It has been 24 hours since the pip and no progress, please help
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Here is an article that has a ton of information regarding assisting hatching, I would read this fully before attempting to assist.
Once you have read that, and you feel comfortable with it, I would say it would be a good idea at this point to assist the chick.
Do you have any others in there? any that have already hatched? How has the humidity been?
If, after reading that article, you have any questions at all, let me know and I will help you the best I can!
Ok, gather up some supplies; tweezers, paper towels, warm water, bacitracin or Neosporin without pain medicine, q-tips.
All I do is, with a pair of tweezers, start breaking off tiny bits of shell towards the air cell. Be very mindful of the membrane and keep an eye out for blood vessels.
The blood vessels are very delicate and just barely tapping them with the tweezers can sometimes cause them to bleed. If the membrane is white, you won't be able to see the blood vessels.
Work in increments of 5 minutes. If you see any bleeding, apply some pressure with a q-tip until it stops. Before you put it back in the incubator, use a q-tip to wet the membrane with Neosporin or bacitracin. Wait an hour, then remove a bit more of the shell.
Take your time!
I have to go to a meeting, I'll be back in an hour or so...
It's normal for them to seem a bit week after a rough hatch. It's been 10 hours since you posted though so by now it should have perked up. If not you can try giving it a drop of sugar water, just put it on the side of it's beak or you can use a soda cap to dip it's beak in it.
Did it absorb all of the yolk sac?